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Uloborus barbipes

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Species:
Uloborus barbipes (RM)
Family:
Uroboridae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: 3 mm
Habitat:
this spider can be found in shrubs, hollows of trees and under ledges and also in a small 'orb' web suspended between twigs or large leaves. Their drab grey colouring means this very common species is rarely noticed
Toxicity:
This species must be considered harmless to human beings because it lacks venom glands
Uloborus barbipes
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Female side view
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With egg sac
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The male
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Anatomical features
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Female underside
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Its web
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In its web
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With its prey

Known Range: Found in garden settings over most of Eastern Australia but only in the South-west corner of WA and not at all in Tasmania.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Philoponella variabilis? and Zosis geniculata.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 January 2022.